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Old 24-10-2011, 13:18   #1
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Shattered Dreams

Some dreans don't come true. I been posting my experiences in finding a boat and getting a crew together. Found the boat made an offer. The offer was accepted. I put a dream crew together and waited for the survey. A turn key ready for the blue waters. Great condition. Owned by a Navy captain. And the survey says.......Dangerous to sail.

This does not mean I not buying a boat. I am just not buying that boat.

I am sure there will be drama with the next one.

BTW my wife cried. The crew is sick because I turned there world upside down. Plans were made. People are disappointed.

The good news my backup boat is in Fl. And the crew is sicking together for that one since we have come to know each other.
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Old 24-10-2011, 13:24   #2
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It sounds like you are well on the way to picking up the pieces and creating the new dream. Better a shattered plan, than a shattered hull a few hundred miles offshore!
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Old 24-10-2011, 13:25   #3
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Re: Shattered Dreams

A good thing to find out now. We were devastated when a boat fell out of survey, and a few months later we bought the boat we have now. I sometimes think back about that boat - it was bigger, very snazzy looking, and would accommodate many more visitors. How happy we are that it didn't go through and we have Sunspot Baby, a comfortable, sturdy boat for the two of us and visitors from time to time. A good opportunity to count your blessings and move on.

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Old 24-10-2011, 13:39   #4
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That's not shattered, that's just a pause in the process.....BEST WISHES in finding a good vessel to serve you well.......i2f
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Old 24-10-2011, 14:06   #5
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Good to know 'Bells and Whistles' sink as well....
Whats that saying about books....
Good Luck with your new project...
Bright side is..... its warmer and not so far to go....
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Old 24-10-2011, 14:23   #6
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That's not shattered, that's just a pause in the process.....BEST WISHES in finding a good vessel to serve you well.......i2f
Yeah, that's barely scratching the surface on the "Shattered Dreams" front..........

.....the boat is out there

(For OP, have you been back to the Vendor for his comments? - not impossible that your Surveyor was simply full of sh#t or even lining up a steal for a friend. or self........it happens).
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Old 24-10-2011, 14:27   #7
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Re: Shattered Dreams

i think is not the case, doj-- yorkies have problems and the 2 that came up are definitely within the parameters of reality. i saw the compression post one on another forum just last month with pix and all.
this all just means wasnt the boat of your dreams and was luckily not the boat of your nightmares. will come together--youhave some good guys on your crew-- it will happen!!!
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Old 24-10-2011, 14:47   #8
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oldman66 -- just curious -- what item or items were so deficient to make it unsafe to sail?
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Re: Shattered Dreams

I'm sorry about the boat but it's probably for the better.

It's just a thought but maybe you jumped the gun a little putting a crew together for a cruise on a boat you haden't actually purchased. I don't know how far you where going but even if the boat was seaworthy I would think it would take a period of time to shake it down.
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Re: Shattered Dreams

But c'mon I will not tell you how many attempts and try-outs we made to get ours. Take it easy keep on searching. The dream boat is there. Keep your cool and perhaps the one you will find will be like a dream compared to the one that did not work for you.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Be happy that you weren't so in love with the boat that you bought it anyway.
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Old 11-11-2011, 20:25   #12
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Re: Shattered Dreams

Well, it's probably good that you got that one under your belt.

Rule #1 in boat buying (and car, house buying): NEVER fall in love with a deal. I mean, don't even get a bit excited. As soon as you do, it will cost you thousands.
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Well, it's probably good that you got that one under your belt.

Rule #1 in boat buying (and car, house buying): NEVER fall in love with a deal. I mean, don't even get a bit excited. As soon as you do, it will cost you thousands.
Don't ever ever EVER fall in love with a boat until you've had a boat AND an engine survey.

I have friends who thought they had the deal of the lifetime. Then the seller balked at having a survey done, "Especially by ------- --------" (one of the most respected surveyors in the area) "because he just finds things wrong." Then he refused to provide the serial number of the engine so his claim on its age (4 years) could be confirmed, and a bunch of other weird stuff. Friends became convinced he was trying to hide something major. They smelled a rat, and I think they were right.
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Re: Shattered Dreams

Then the seller balked at having a survey done, "Especially by ------- --------" (one of the most respected surveyors in the area) "because he just finds things wrong." Then he refused to provide the serial number of the engine so his claim on its age (4 years) could be confirmed, and a bunch of other weird stuff. Friends became convinced he was trying to hide something major. They smelled a rat, and I think they were right.[/QUOTE]

That's a good one!
Sounds like a Eurozone banker having an audit.
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Then the seller balked at having a survey done, "Especially by ------- --------" (one of the most respected surveyors in the area) "because he just finds things wrong." Then he refused to provide the serial number of the engine so his claim on its age (4 years) could be confirmed, and a bunch of other weird stuff. Friends became convinced he was trying to hide something major. They smelled a rat, and I think they were right.
That's a good one!
Sounds like a Eurozone banker having an audit.[/QUOTE]


It's a sad one. When this couple finds their real true love, it will be their first boat. They've just been put through the wringer by a real SOB. Sadder but wiser, truly.
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